Air Force officer with Top Secret clearance arrested in Florida prostitution sting

An active-duty Air Force captain is one of 104 people taken into custody Saturday in a Polk County prostitution sting targeting human trafficking. Air Force Capt. Dirk Watson, stationed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, is accused of trying to have sex with a teenage girl and is the only such suspect to be charged [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Military|3 Comments

Openly gay general named as new USAFA commandant, MRFF questions why the USAF has not made public

Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, 8th Air Force commander, Col. Kristin Goodwin, 2BW outgoing commander and Col. Ty Neuman, 2nd Bomb Wing incoming commander, stand at attention at a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 20, 2016. Photo by Senior Airman Mozer Da Cunha The Air Force Academy superintendent [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|20 Comments

Open Letter to Gen. Dave Goldfein

Gen. Goldfein, Writing you this letter regarding the video below, which you sent to airmen in response to the recent Marine Corps scandal involving the use of social media to exploit female Marines by sharing their private images on social media without authorization. I understand why you released the video. Truly, I get why it was [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

Senate Rejects Air Force Push to Promote Miley Gate Commander

Last fall, the Air Force nominated Col. Brian Hastings for promotion to Brigadier General. It was a deeply controversial selection given Hastings' role in the "Miley Gate" scandal, wherein he used his authority to hound and punish a group of instructor pilots over the content of text messages seized from their private cellphones. At the [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|17 Comments

Veterans unable to sign up for Veterans Affairs Burn Pit Registry

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry in June 2014 to better understand the long-term health effects of service members’ exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment. The use of burn pits is a common waste-disposal practice at military locations outside the United States [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|General, Military, Veterans|4 Comments

Lt. Colonel’s unsecured backup drive exposes thousands of US Air Force documents

Security researchers discovered an unsecured hard drive containing sensitive data on the Air Force network, according to reports throughout mainstream media. The device, which purportedly belonged to a Lt. Col, revealed a trove of sensitive documents that included Personnel by Eligibility and Access Reports listing the names, rank and social security numbers for more than [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|5 Comments

Air Force Backpedals on Enlisted Professional Military Education Requirements

Over the last couple of years, in a reckless and deeply unpopular policy move, now-retired E-9 James Cody pushed through mandatory timelines for developmental course completion -- timelines that imposed strict consequences on airmen who failed to meet them, regardless of the circumstances. This was done without making sure the testing resources were in-place, and [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|20 Comments
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